The point is either that Real Madrid does not want to have anything to do with him, or he does not want to have anything to do with the club, as all parties are waiting for the resolution of his difficult situation in the Spanish capital.

Bale has been on the sidelines from the team

Gareth Bale may still be, officially speaking, a Real Madrid player, but there is no sign of him at the club. The point is either that Real Madrid does not want to have anything to do with him, or he does not want to have anything to do with the club, as all parties are waiting for the resolution of his difficult situation in the Spanish capital. Specific offers have still not been received at Valdebebas, and Bale, despite wanting to leave, has no real problem seeing the last two years of his deal. Bale returned to Madrid four days ago after Wales international duty, but showed up on his terms and said he would never train due to the blow he suffered to the knee. Since returning to Spain, the 31-year-old has been on the sidelines, chained to the gym, and not participating in Zinedine Zidane’s sessions.

The Wales international’s shirt is no longer on display at the club shop

But of course, there is no medical information, as Bale forbids its release. Real Madrid, for their part, is following their cause without Bale, whom they no longer take into account. His shirt is no longer on display at the club shop. And those on the show jump strikingly from No.10 by Luka Modric to No.12 by Marcelo. Bale’s image was not even used to promote the new Real kit. And there is no sign of Bale. There weren’t even any pictures at Valdebebas. He was in the gym, but no one is posting a photo of him, despite doing just that with Isco and the others. He appears on social media in players’ posts, like Eden Hazard’s posts when he has been passing through.

So far, the soap opera looks like it will last. Bale won’t make things easier, but Real Madrid won’t let him leave for two years. This cold war could last for the next 21 days. Now we are waiting for Florentino Perez and Jonathan Barnett to take a move.